Information Books and Cookbooks filled with Recipes to Help Lower Blood Cholesterol Levels
This is a hybrid book (cookbook + information book); each section starts with recipes and then presents related health and cholesterol facts. The first section suggests breakfast recipes and then discusses the intake of fruits, the choice of the right cereal and the use of substitutes to bacon and sausages in order to maintain a lower blood cholesterol level.
The following sections present, in sequence:
-RECIPES FOR SOUPS, including the use of low-fat and cholesterol-lowering ingredients. It also provides some facts about soups in cans, boxes, mixes and styrofoam cups.
-RECIPES FOR SALADS, the use of whole grains and legumes, discusses salad dressings and fat content and choices of oils and mayonnaise alternatives for better cholesterol control.
-RECIPES WITH VEGETABLES AND SOY. It explains the use of soy, the role of fiber and the antioxidant content of vegetables.
-RECIPES WITH FISH AND SHELLFISH. The section covers the role omega-3 fatty acids, the recommended frequency of fish intake and explains why one should always choose wild salmon over farm-raised.
-RECIPES WITH WHITE MEATS. Topics include the use of salt and substitutes, how to flavour without salt and warns against nuggets and frying (fried foods are NOT ideal for people with high ldl-cholesterol).
-RECIPES WITH RED MEATS. Insists on selecting the leanest cuts. Also provides some cholesterol facts on fast-food.
-RECIPES FOR DESSERTS AND SNACKS. What are better snacks? What are the best grains and fats to use?
AN APPENDIX to the contents of the book describes the risk associated with high cholesterol, the therapies and dietary considerations.
------ Category: Cholesterol Lowering Diet Recipe Books or CookBooks. Eating for Lower Cholesterol: A Balanced Approach to Heart Health with Recipes Everyone Will Love, By Catherine Jones
Eating for Lower Cholesterol: A Balanced Approach to Heart Health with Recipes Everyone Will Love, By Catherine Jones
The hM Cholesterol Chronicles cover the basics on cholesterol, lowering, diet and control
The books and cookbooks that you will find featured in the selection that above were chosen with great care as to the value of the content and the reputation of the authors in the field of either cholesterol control and management, or diet and nutrition. However, consulting a website page or book is bo substitute for professional help, self-diagnosis and self-treatment may be ill advised. If you are a patient with high cholesterol levels or a heart patient, make sure you discuss with your Doctor or Dietitian regarding your treatment or diet. Users of recipe software programs for diet planning will benefit greatly from discussing their diet plan, menu and recipes with their dietitian or doctor. You can buy the books online. The examples above represent only a small fraction of the selected books and cookbooks. A web page cannot hold the selection available at http://astore.amazon.com/heartmonitr02-20 You can browse through the whole bookstore by clicking on the bar below. The page aims help answer the frequenly asked questions: -What is cholesterol? - Where to find recipes or buy cookbooks to help lower cholesterol? - Where to find a list of foods to eat and not to eat to control cholesterol? Where can I order books on ways and means to manage cholesterol and lower blood triglycerides levels?
Johns Hopkins -- Putting Portion Control to the Test
Oprah.com --Make Half of every Meal Fruits and Vegetables
The Mayo Clinic - Healthy Weight Pyramid: A sample menu
The books and cookbooks that you will find featured in the selection that follows were chosen with great care as to the value of the content and the reputation of the authors in the field of either cholesterol control and management, or diet and nutrition. However, consulting a website page or book is bo substitute for professional help, self-diagnosis and self-treatment may be ill advised. If you are a patient with high cholesterol levels or a heart patient, make sure you discuss with your Doctor or Dietitian regarding your treatment or diet. Users of recipe software programs for diet planning will benefit greatly from discussing their diet plan, menu and recipes with their dietitian or doctor. You can buy the books online.
Cholesterol Control Books
The heartMonitron Journals - Published for Educational Purposes, only your Doctor can provide advice. The JOURNALS contain articles, news and recipes relative to Health Care and Improvement, Nutrition, Management of Coronary Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, High Cholesterol, weight loss and the Maintenance of a Healthy Weight. - hM strongly recommends using the information in the articles and healthy recipes provided on this website under the professional supervision of your doctor or registered dietitian . Whether you are seeking to improve your health, reverse heart disease, control diabetes or your weight, assume that getting professional advice from your MD or RD is best. NGBeditor
Cholesterol Information Books and
Cookbooks with Recipes to Lower or Control Cholesterol
Best books and recipes written for patients with high cholesterol levels by Doctors, MD or Ph. D, by Renowned Lipid Specialists and /or written by Specializing Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists. Description and Reviews
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As a supplement to the articles in the hM Cholesterol Chronicles or the hM Nutrition Journal, here are a few examples from a selection of
BOOKS and COOKBOOKS to assist in the control of cholesterolemia and the maintenance of lower blood cholesterol levels.
A short video presentation "Understanding Cholesterol" with Dr. Brian P Kessler MD.
This video explains the basics regarding cholesterol.
This book has to be the best and most relevant, patient-oriented, books on cholesterol that we have come across. hM recommends this book because of the outstanding quality of its content (such high quality should not be surprising: it's published by the Harvard Medical School) .
This book starts by explaining what cholesterol is all about. Reading it will teach you the important differences between the different types of cholesterol, HDL (very good), LDL (very, very bad), the sources of cholesterol: your diet and that which is manufactured by your body. Later in the book the authors describe the relationship between cholesterol and heart disease. They also describe eloquently the nature of coronary heart disease and the associated risk factors. The present methods of treatment are also explained.
The authors then move on to what is also of real consequence to you: lifestyle changes such as necessary dietary changes - i.e. cholesterol lowering diet - and the benefits of a well-tailored exercise program. They also describe the current cholesterol reducing drug treatments and medications such as statins and others. Raising the level of the good HDL Cholesterol has recently been identified as of prime importance in heart disease prevention or reversal, a section of the book covers this topic. Some "Alternative" approaches are also presented at the end of the book: CoQ 10, natural stanols and policosanol as well as soy to lower cholesterol. hM NOTE: alternative natural substances have an efficiency which is, at best, less than 10% that of prescribed drugs: If you are a cardiac patient, DO NOT STOP taking your cholesterol lowering medication because you started using "natural" products. The quality and the relevancy of the content of this book is exceptional, in line with the reputation of the Harvard Medical School - heartMonitron's opinion..
-------------- Category: Information Books about what cholesterol is, About how to lower your ldl cholesterol, Care, Management, Diet and Control. "The Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol" explains total cholesterol levels, the good hdl, the bad ldl levels and how it affects you.
The Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol, By Mason W. Freeman MD, Christine E. Junge
This cookbook is most trustworthy when it comes to being frank about cholesterol-lowering diets and cholesterol reducing-drugs. No, it does not promise an overnight miracle backed by a pseudo "money back guarantee". However, it proposes principles that are backed by very large clinical trials. Resorting to these principles has been found to sometimes REVERSE heart disease. The principles behind the cholesterol lowering recipes are outlined at the end of the book. They are backed by very large clinical trials, conducted by trustworthy medical authorities in Oslo, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Helsinki.
The rationale behind the sample recipes in this cookbook is based on a huge body of evidence derived from solid epidemiological, medical and scientific evidence that points to a direct link between diet and a person's blood cholesterol level and consequent heart disease. One fact is emphasized strongly: a 1% decrease in serum cholesterol level means a 2% decrease in the risk of a heart event. In other words, reducing your blood cholesterol level from 250 milligrams per deciliter to 200 mg/dl means a 40% decrease in risk.
This cookbook includes of low-cholesterol, low-fat and dietary cholesterol-free recipes that cover breakfast to dinner, including snacks. The recipes are to be used as examples of what you can do to improve your cholesterol numbers and lipid profile. It also points out to the fact that, sometimes, diet may not be enough to lower your cholesterol. In this case the AHA is supportive of using cholesterol-reducing drugs such as statins. Actually, recent studies indicate that the combination of proper cholesterol reducing diet and statin drugs looks like a winning "double-punch" to reverse heart disease.
-------- Category: Cholesterol Lowering Diet, Recipe Books or CookBooks. "American Heart Association Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook" : Delicious Recipes to include in your diet plan and menus to Help Lower Your Cholesterol,
American Heart Association Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook, 4th edition: Delicious Recipes to Help Lower Your Cholesterol
Harriet Roth is a renownded professional nutritionist and the former director of the Pritikin Longevity Center Cooking School. She has written extensively on the subject of cooking to lower cholesterol. Her book is a "What to do" book and a "How to do it" book. In the first part, the principles behind her cholesterol-lowering approach are explained. She describes what cholesterol is, what the sources of cholesterol are and what the numbers mean. A discussion of the role of fats and fiber follows. Then, she describes what she calls "A Cholesterol-Control Lifestyle". She describes the staples for a low-cholesterol lifestyle, covers which foods we should stay away from and which foods we should favour. This will be of help to those searching for a list of what foods to eat or what foods to avoid in order to lower their cholesterol numbers.
Later in the book, she proposes cholesterol control diet elements and also points out to their desirable effects on a person's weight. Guidelines and tips for creating your cholesterol lowering recipes, diet and menus are presented.
The book ends with a very interesting feature: sample recipes that illustrate how to turn family favourites into healthier, low-fat, cholesterol lowering recipes. That feature alone can be very useful. You can certainly use the same principles and use them to improve many of your own family favourites.
-------- Category: Cholesterol Lowering Diet Recipe Books or CookBooks, diet menus and recipe examples, low-cholesterol recipes. low-fat recipes, foods to eat or to avoid. "Harriet Roth's Cholesterol Control Cookbook", for healthier recipes, diet plans and menus
Harriet Roth's Cholesterol Control Cookbook, By Harriet Roth, a nutritionist and the former director of the Pritikin Longevity Center Cooking School
Dr. Mary G. Enig PhD is a nutritionist and a biochemist. If you are not familiar with fats, the metabolism of fats and cholesterol... this book will make you very knowledgeable on the subject. It will become your reference book after you have read it.
The author starts by explaining the basics on fats. She then proceeds to explain the use of fats by the body and the cholesterol link. The important steps, from the digestion and absorption of fats to the physiological consequences related to fats and cholesterol are discussed. This includes the required balance of fats, the does and the don'ts.
The sources of fats and oils, vegetable and animal fats, are covered in this book, from canola and olive oil to lard and butter. Mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated fats are explained.
The book ends with a summary of fats and cholesterol facts, including dietary recommendations.
This is a very serious book, it reminds one of classic college textbooks. It is however written for the layman and is easy to read. We recommend this book to those people who are very committed to bringing down their cholesterol levels. A solid understanding of what happens with the fats we ingest is key to reducing the bad ldl-cholesterol levels.
--------- Category: Liipids, Nutrition, scientific and medical Information book on: Reducing, Management and Control of high blood cholesterol and triglycerides levels. Know Your Fats : The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholesterol, By Mary G. Enig
Know Your Fats : The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholesterol, By Dr. Mary G. Enig PhD
The recipes described in this cookbook are based on a food pyramid and guidelines such as the ones recommended by the American Heart Association. The cookbook is based on the assumption that low-fat and cholesterol-lowering cooking does not mean you have to do away with all the recipes you have come to love and enjoy. It proposes minor changes and some appropriate ingredient substitutions, favoring those foods that are good or best to eat for you. There are 175 recipes that illustrate how to be friendly to your coronary arteries by managing fats and reducing bad cholesterol through a healthier diet. These recipes range from snacks and appetizers to poultry recipes, salads, beef containing recipes and fish recipes.
In order to assist you, the Betty Crocker people provide a series of charts, graphs and tables describing the calorie, fat and cholesterol content of favorite ingredients. The cookbook also comes with a "control chart". It also includes a handy substitutions list that you can use to modify your own favorite recipes. Reference information as to the effects of some ingredients (like fats) on your cholesterol levels is included. Another useful tool is the metric conversion chart.
Nutrition facts are displayed with each recipe contained in this cookbook. Many come with beautiful photos. Examples of weekly menus are given, along with nutrition and cooking guidelines. This is a cookbook that could be an excellent source of inspiration in your planning delicious cholesterol-reducing recipes and meals. The cookbook can be a good source of "raw" recipes for users of a recipe software program that can perform nutritional analysis and sort the fat content into saturated, mono and poly-unsaturated fat content. You can then modify these recipes (or any recipe) to suit exactly your health requirements.
------ Category: Cholesterol Lowering Diet Recipe Books or CookBooks. "Betty Crocker's Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cooking Today" displays the nutritional analysis of every recipe in the book.
Betty Crocker's Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cooking Today,
175 cholesterol control recipes by Betty Crocker Editors
Note: This is a complement to the "Cook'n" recipe software. This cooking software must be installed on your computer before you can use this complement.
While the content of the CD is similar to the Betty Crocker cookbook described above. The useful advantage to the user is that you can modify the recipe parameters to match your health or cholesterol control requirements.
Here is an example. Assuming that the recipes you find in most cookbooks have a content yielding between 23% and 30% of calories derived from fat. A person with severe hypercholesterolemia or a cardiac patient wishing to reverse heart disease may want to reduce this to 15% or less. The aim would be to reduce ldl-cholesterol to a level below 70 mg/dl ( DO THIS UNDER MEDICAL SUPERVISION).
The main software allows you to modify the recipe and analyse the nutritional content. It also allows you to prepare and analyse daily, weekly and monthly menus or meal plans.
The CD contains 120 recipes that can be used as starting base to devise a serious and efficient cholesterol lowering diet plan. The recipes that are featured in the hM NUTRITION JOURNAL have been conceived using such computer-assisted techniques.
-------- Category: Recipe or Cooking Software Complement for reducing high LDL levels. "Cook'n Low Fat Low Cholesterol" , Software Program Complement. Healthy eating made easy and convenient, including your favorite foods! The main software lets you perform tne nutritional analysis of any recipe, plan your meals, diet and menus
Cook'n Low Fat Low Cholesterol , Software Program Complement Healthy eating made easy and convenient, including your favorite foods!
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The author, Molly Siple is a registered dietitian. The cookbook is easy to use and features the usual icons associated with this series.
The introduction explains briefly and simply some strategies to lower cholesterol and suggests foods suitable to help control it. She also points out those foods to avoid. The recipes cover all types of meals, from breakfast to dinner. They are further divided as to the type of foods, i.e. grains, meats, fish, vegetables, beans... etc.
A metric conversion guide can be found in the appendix. The cookbook offers a quick glance at the type of recipes that can help lower and control cholesterol. This book is not exactly meant to be used by people who suffer from severe hyper-cholesterolemia, but is well-suited use by people with "borderline" cholesterol levels. -
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Low-Cholesterol Cookbook for Dummies, By Molly Siple, MS, RD
What if you wish to have an easy-to-read overview of the current cholesterol related knowledge, without necessarily going into the depth of too many "scientific" details?
This book is soundly documented and explains simply what heart disease is about and the relationship that exists between CHD and high cholesterol. It describes the nature, the sources and role of cholesterol, the "good" HDL and the "bad" LDL cholesterol. Later in the book it explains dietary strategies to lower total and LDL cholesterol.
In the last chapters, it explains the benefits of exercise and, finally, this book describes therapeutics means. These include the choice of nutrients, supplements and the prescribed medications such as statin drugs. It has recommendations as to which foods to avoid and as to which foods to favour: the ones that help lower cholesterol. The author also points to which fats to choose. She also discusses the dangers of smoking and the risks associated with excess weight.
---- Category: Information Books on Cholesterol, LDL Lowering, Care, Management, Diet and Control.
Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies (For Dummies (Health & Fitness)), By Carol Ann Rinzler
This long but highly relevant information video about cholesterol, diet and chd was produced by The National Institutes of Health
Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center. Helps understand why cholesterol control is important
Cholesterol, Diet, and Heart Disease.
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